24-05-2013 19:57 CEST | Jan Richter
- A US citizen suspected of murdering four people in Brno has been arrested in Washington, DC.
- Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek has expressed doubts about the planned expansion of the Temelín nuclear plant.
- A Russian Orthodox priest who stood up in defence of the band Pussy Riot has been granted asylum in the Czech Republic.
- During a visit to Poland, President Zeman proposed to merge the Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges.
- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been spotted during his visit to Prague.
Police in Brno have said an American man wanted in connection with the murder of a Czech family in Brno had been arrested after stepping off a flight from Vienna to Washington D.C. Twenty-year-old Kevin Dahlgren was being sought by police in both the Czech Republic and abroad after four bodies were discovered in the house in Brno where he was staying. According to Czech media reports, the victims were relatives. More
Child obesity continues to be a problem in the Czech Republic, having risen markedly in recent years. The popularity of increasingly passive activities from spending more and more time on the computer to the internet certainly have not helped. That’s where organisers of two projects underway – Škola plná zdraví and Česko se hýbe – hope to make a major difference. More
Aleš Rumpel is the head of the Mezipatra queer film festival, one of the leading events of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. He has also been involved in numerous other cultural activities and currently works at the National Film Archive. Our tour of “Aleš’s Prague” begins on Národní třída, or National Street, an avenue that is home to institutions, such as Café Slavia and the National Theatre, as well as shops and restaurants of varying standards. So, what does Národní mean to Aleš Rumpel? More
Playwright Stuart Mentha: author of highly anticipated new play ‘False Friends’ (debuting at Prague Fringe Festival)
The 12th annual Prague Fringe Festival begins on Friday evening in the Czech capital. As always, the fest offers a wide range of theatre from all around the world. Prague-based playwright Stuart Mentha, who had success with his debut Déjà Vu last year is also back. Friday sees the premiere of his new play ‘False Friends’. More
In Business News: the IMF has advised the Czech government against making further budget cuts in view of the country’s worse-than-expected economic development; Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek has questioned the financial wisdom of expanding the Temelín nuclear power plant; Czech arms producer Česká zbrojovka has won a multi-million crown tender to supply 50,000 pistols to the Egyptian interior ministry and the Czech liqueur maker Rudolf Jelínek posted its first loss since 1998. More
Like many child survivors of the Holocaust Vera Egermayer, started a new life in a new environment soon after the war. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was just eight and the country became her second homeland. A few years after the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia she returned to her birthplace as New Zealand’s honorary consul and faced the ghosts of the past, the murder of family members and her own internment at Terezin. More
The Czech franchise market registered massive growth last year, with more international brands looking to expand in the region in the coming months. At a time of recession and falling household spending, both domestic and international franchisers say there are good opportunities in the Czech Republic in terms of labour and real estate costs. More
The City of Prague Gallery was given custodianship of the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace in Prague’s Old Town a few years ago. The gallery is finally ready to open the building to the public, and possibly make it one of its main exhibition and educational sites. More